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Ireland’s Wars: Pettigo And Belleek

The area in question was what was known as the “Belleek and Pettigo Triangle” or the rather more martial “Belleek and Pettigo Salient” if you prefer: a roughly 24km in length section of the Donegal/Fermanagh border near Lough Erne that … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Northern Offensive

Behind every flashpoint in Ireland on the road to the Irish Civil War, every bit of violence taking place in isolated areas or the more eye-catching combat in urban centres, the situation in Northern Ireland still caught people’s attention. The … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Other Actions In 1921

Before we move on finally from the Irish War of Independence, it is apropos that, as I did for 1919 and 1920, we take an entry to cast an eye on some of the other, smaller, operations and events that … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Campaigns And Winter March of 1601

The Nine Years War had been a vicious conflict. But now, entering the final vortex, it would become even more devastating to Ireland, as massive armies from both sides came together and swept across the land. 1601 had dawned and … Continue reading

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The Donegal By-Election: Predictions

For what its worth, here’s my predictions for the Donegal by-election. Voting continues as of time of writing, and the count is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 9AM. No breathtakingly tense coverage this time out, because the result is increasingly beyond … Continue reading

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Ann Sweeney, NIP, And The Smoking Ban (Now Updated)

I usually have lots of time for independent politicians. They tend to be more honest, more direct, and more free to speak and act than party affiliated candidates and in governments like the current Dail, they can be big players in the fortunes of … Continue reading

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Donegal Election Candidates On Frontline: Confident, Annoyed, Boring, Better, Realist, Idealist

One more time, here we go. After my last post on the Vincent Browne debate got a favorable reaction, I figured I should cover the next one, this time with Pat Kenny on RTEs Frontline. Unlike Browne, Kenny’s managed to get … Continue reading

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Donegal Election Candidates On Vincent Browne: Defensive, Loud, Nervous And Calm

While I knew some of you were probably dying to see what I would be saying about the upcoming Donegal bye-election, but I really wasn’t planning on doing anything. I’m not from the area and I know next to nothing … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye, Bye Election?

This is just getting embarrassing. We all know why the government isn’t pushing for the bye-election to take place. We all know why the Referendum on Children’s Rights isn’t going ahead. The High Court has gone as far as it … Continue reading

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